India: Golden Triangle
Day 2 – Delhi
Explore Delhi on a full day sightseeing tour. Start with a tour of Old Delhi in the morning: enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by a visit to see the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the Raj Ghat, a memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent figure in India’s struggle for freedom. In the afternoon, drive past Lutyen’s New Delhi. Visit the tomb of Humayun and the lofty Qutb Minar, an early Mughal structure made of red sandstone and white marble.
Optional excursions: Salaam Baalak Walk.
Day 3 – Delhi, Agra
Drive to Agra (4-5 hours) for an overnight stay. In the afternoon,visit the impressive Agra Fort whose buildings, made of red sandstone and marble, are a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamud-ud-Daula. Enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset to marvel at one of the World’s great monuments in a glow of pink and yellow hues.
Day 4 – Agra, Jaipur
A full day’s drive to Jaipur (6-7 hours) with an en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri , the red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar that was abandoned after just 14 years. Closer to Jaipur, stop to see the impressive 9th Century Chand Baori step well at Abhaneri. Stay in Jaipur for three nights.
Day 5 – Jaipur
Visit the 17th century hilltop fort of Amber and the sparkling Mirror Palace. In the afternoon visit the City Palace complex including, its museum and the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. Drive through the busy bazaars for a photo stop at the recently restored Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in Jaipur.
Day 6 – Jaipur
Day at leisure. This evening there will be a colourful cultural performance and dinner at an ethnic restaurant.
Optional excursions: Hot Air Ballooning, Cooking Class.
Day 7 – Jaipur, Delhi
Drive back to Delhi this afternoon (5 hours) for an overnight stay at an airport hotel.
Day 8 – Delhi
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Departure dates and Costs per Person (excluding International flights) Sun 23 Sep 2018 £785
Sun 14 Oct 2018: £865
Sun 04 Nov 2018: £915
Sun 18 Nov 2018: £865
Sun 02 Dec 2018: £865
Sun 13 Jan 2019: £865
Sun 03 Feb 2019: £865
Sun 17 Feb 2019: £865
Sun 03 Mar 2019: £865
Sun 17 Mar 2019: £925
Sun 07 Apr 2019: £865
Fri 19 Apr 2019: £865
Private tours / tailor made option
We can offer this tour on a private basis where we can upgrade hotels and adjust the itinerary according to your requirements, please ask for details.
Ask about single supplements. Other departure dates may be available – ask for details.
Upgraded accommodation may also be an option so please ask for details.
We can add international flghts to this tour so it is protected under the ATOL scheme. We have access to all major airlines from regional airports and can arrange upgrades to Premium, Business Class and First Class where available, as for details.
What is included?
- All transfers as stated with air conditioning coach
- English speaking guide throughout
- All accommodation as stated
- Group size: 4-16 people
- Breakfast daily
- 3 lunches
- 2 dinners
- ABTA & ATOL Protection for your financial security
- RB ‘VIP Experince’
- International flights (ask for details)
- Items of a personal nature
from £785 per person + international flights
This is the perfect tour for those seeking to quickly see Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur. The group size is small (from 4-16) with tourist class comfortable accommodations. There is a lot of road travel involved and so if you do have more time on your hands and you are happy to spend more on the trip I can tailor make something for you.